Benjamin Edmonds CAMERON

CAMERON, Benjamin Edmonds

Service Number: 1653
Enlisted: 4 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Queenstown, South Australia, 10 February 1885
Home Town: Finniss, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Finniss School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 16 August 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Finniss Roll of Honour, Finniss WW1 Honor Roll, Mount Barker Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Roll of Honor, Strathalbyn RSL Hall Honour Board, Strathalbyn War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1653, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1653, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Benjamins parents were Alexander CAMERON and Rachel EDMONDS



Mrs. A Cameron, Finniss, has been notified that her son, Private B.E. Cameron, was killed in action on August 16 in France. Private Cameron was 31 years of age, and left for the front in April. He has four brothers serving the King in Egypt." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 21 Oct 1916 (